MusiChild First Meeting - 30 & 31 November 2014

On the 30th and 31st of November 2014 the kick-off meeting for MusiChild took place at Arte
Music Academy in Nicosia, Cyprus. The meeting was attended by 8 participants from our 5
partner organizations and provided a great opportunity for all partners to meet each other and
learn more about their work in the topic under examination.

The partners' meeting was very fruitful and constructive as the role of each partner and the
activities needed to implement during the whole duration of the project for the development of
the different intellectual outputs were well defined. All the important issues concerning the
project, the activities and the events, were presented and analysed in detail by the Project
Coordinator Dr Avra Pieridou Skoutella. During the two mornings of the meeting presentations
of each of the partners regarding the ECME situation in each of our countries followed by in-
depth discussion regarding commonalities and differences and related issues pertinent our
comparative academic research took place. In the two afternoons, the participants worked
towards sharing multicultural music education material and methodologies and towards
developing the strategies suitable for training early childhood music educationalists and
kindergarten teachers. The participants had the opportunity to train themselves in two Cypriot
traditional dances and a number of Spanish, Hebrew, Italian and Greek traditional songs. 

The kick-off meeting was concluded with the final reflections and feedback concerning the
overall meeting, agreeing on the next steps for the following months and scheduling the second